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26th Jan 2021

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France: police charged over black music producer beating

Four officers are reported to have been charged in connection with the beating of music producer Michel Zecler, Deutsche Welle reports. The incident arose after arrests were made at protests over the new security law at the weekend. Video footage showed Zecler was repeatedly beaten by three officers and subjected to racial abuse. A fourth officer threw a tear gas grenade into the building.

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Rift widens on 'returns' deadline in EU migration pact

Negotiations on the European Commission's asylum and migration pact among EU states continues. But a rift is widening on the eight-month deadline for capitals to sponsor returns of failed asylum seekers.

Coronavirus

EU adds new 'dark red' zone to travel-restrictions map

The European Commission has proposed additional measures to limit non-essential travel within and to the European Union - amid fears over more transmissible mutations triggering a new surge in cases across the bloc.

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Migrants in Bosnia: a disaster foretold on EU doorstep

Ultimately, the European Pact on Migration and Asylum, only unveiled in September, risks reinforcing bottlenecks and misery at the borders, should be thoroughly amended before final agreement.

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